Top News Headlines of 09 May 2014


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  • The face-off between the Election Commission and BJP intensified on Thursday with chief election commissioner V S Sampath backing Varanasi returning officer Pranjal Yadavs decision not to allow Narendra Modi to hold a public meeting in the heart of the city.
  • In a twist to the tug-of-war between the Centre and Tamil Nadu over the appointment of Archana Ramasundaram as the first woman CBI additional director,the state government on Thursday suspended the IPS officer hours after she took charge in the new post.
  • Ace drag-flicker V R Raghunath,striker Dharamvir Singh,Tushar Khandekar and former skipper Bharat Chetri were today recommended by Hockey India for the prestigious Arjuna Award this year.
  • The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central Vigilance Commission to examine the correctness of CBIs decision to close 150 Coalgate cases on the ground that its preliminary enquiries did not reveal any wrongdoing.
  • The traffic police have launched a mobile application that will now help you register complaints about jams, get traffic updates and even calculate autorickshaw fares between any two points in the city.
  • In line with its inclusive policy announced ahead of undergraduate admissions, Delhi University has decided that girl students will continue to avail relaxation in cutoffs.
  • Delhi University will get its first media centre this admission season. The new centre will be located in the conference centre, North Campus, near the office of the dean of students welfare and will be open to journalists from Friday.
  • Since 2004, Modi government in Gujarat has received 285 awards among which seven conferred by Prime Minister, 82 by various central government departments and 172 by well recognized national and international agencies for performing well in administration and development areas.
  • The Pakistan government has built a memorial for the victims of a massacre in 1921 inside the Nankana Sahib Gurdwara. First Sikh master Guru Nanak Dev was born in Nanakana Sahib and the memorial there is first of its kind in post-partition Pakistan.
  • Patna high court on Thursday dismissed the PIL challenging Lalu Prasad’s continuance as Rashtriya Janata Dal president after his conviction in a fodder scam case. The PIL was filed by RJD rebel MLA Samrat Chaudhary on May 1.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad kept themselves in the top-four race as they crushed Rajasthan Royals by 32 runs on the back of an inspiring bowling performance in an Indian Premier League clash, here on Thursday.
  • Renuka Salwan has been appointed as the Director Public Relation, BIS, New Delhi. She holds the experience of more than 28 years and is an alumnus of School of Communications Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
  • Indian Aviation Academy (IAA) has been selected this year by the Business Initiative Directives Group (BIDG), Madrid (Spain) for the International Arch of Europe Award for quality and technology in Gold Category. The award was received by Rajiv Goel, Director, Indian Aviation Academy (IAA).
  • Ankit Tiwari, who sang the blockbuster ‘Sun Raha Hai Na’ for ‘Aashiqui 2’ has been arrrested by the Versova police station on rape charges. His brother Ankur Tiwari has also been arrested.
  • Colin Pillinger, the space scientist best known for the Beagle 2 Mars mission, has died at the age of 70.  Prof Pillinger was at his home in Cambridge when he suffered a brain haemorrhage and fell into a deep coma.
  • Astronomers of MIT/Harvard-Smithsonian Center have created the first realistic virtual universe using a computer simulation called “Illustris.” Illustris can recreate 13 billion years of cosmic evolution in a cube 350 million light-years on a side with unprecedented resolution.
  • Pakistan on Thursday test-fired a shortrange surface-to-surface ballistic missile Hatf III,capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads up to a range of 290km,that could cover parts of India.
  • A 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook the southern Pacific coast of Mexico and several states, including the capital on Thursday. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.
  • The grant of licence to AirAsia India has set the cat among pigeons,with existing airlines flapping their wings furiously.The new low-cost carriers (LCC) claim of offering 35% lower fares and still be profitable has led to disbelief among existing players.
  • The board of directors of the troubled Financial Technologies India (FTIL) on Thursday evening appointed Venkat Chary, one of its independent members, as its chairman after the arrest of Jignesh Shah, the founder-chairman of the company.
  • Telecom major Bharti Airtel will invest $1 billion every year in its African operations over the next few years. Airtel will invest $1 billion in Africa per annum over the next few years.
  • Gurbani Singh carded two birdies and just one bogey to score a total of 218 to clinch the Usha Northern India Ladies & Junior Golf Championship. She was the only one to card a sub-par round on the day, one under 71.
  • East Bengal on Thursday confirmed that Armando Colaco has relinquished the position of chief coach as he is set to guide Goan giants Churchill Brothers next season.
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